Chief Culture Officer
The Bicester Village Shopping collection by Value Retail
Chantal Khoueiry is the Chief Culture Officer of Value Retail, creator and operator of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, widely recognised as the best performing shopping centre portfolio (full price or outlet) in the world. She is also the Founder of Brides do Good.
Chantal has extensive retail, executive coaching and humanitarian experience. She joined Value Retail in 2001, initially as Group HR Director and most recently as Chief Culture Officer. Prior to this, Chantal worked as HR Director at Polo Ralph Lauren and as project leader at UNESCO, supporting various humanitarian global initiatives.
In 2017, Chantal founded Brides do Good, a pioneering retail platform that offers brides-to-be an opportunity to repurpose pre-worn gowns, sample and excess stock and to reinvest revenue into sustainable charity development projects around the world with the aim of ending child marriage globally by 2030, one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In the same year Chantal was selected by NatWest SE100 Index as one of 100 inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and social innovation as part of their WISE100 initiative.
Since 2018, Chantal has served as judge for the World Travel and Tourism Council ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ Awards, the world’s top accolade in sustainable tourism, recognising the highest ethical standards in the sector.
Chantal holds a master’s degree in International Law and a postgraduate Diploma in Law of Arab Countries from the Sorbonne University, Paris. With Lebanese, Italian and Ethiopian origins, Chantal speaks French, English, Arabic, Italian and Spanish.